Day 12: What's your favourite medium to work with?
I've totally fallen off the bandwagon here, have I not?
I promise to catch up on the past few days I've missed as they were some of my fave topics.
Today though, it's all about PROMARKERS. ;)
I've been using ProMarkers for about.. 2 and a bit years now and I LOVE them. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Let me start by dispelling the myth of Copics being superior to ProMarkers. It annoys me no end that people compare them. Yes, they're both alcohol markers but that's where the similarity ends. ProMarkers and Copics have different nibs, a different recipe of ink among other things.
I have tried my hand at Copics, infact I had a collection of 30+ and I got rid of them all. The more saturated colours destroyed their own nibs after a while and they ran out so quickly I couldn't believe it. I do have positive things to say though, before you start shooting at me.. the nib is perfect for all sorts of techniques and it's such a delight to use. The shape of the Sketch markers are so comfortable and make the markers a breeze to use.. but in the end I went back to my faithful ProMarkers.
I love how long they last.
I love how easy they are to use.
They're so easily available and don't break the bank.
There is so much inspiration out there from both crafters and artists.
I hate that there is such a limit on colours, especially pinks, yellows and purples. Oh, and oranges. Hell there could be waaaaay more colours. They've added a bunch of Limited Edition colours to the collection and FlexMarkers also bring a more pastel vibe to the whole grouping as well as some more saturated colours here and there.
I would love a brush nib. L-O-V-E. Although the fine tip works wonders too. You just gotta get your technique down. Plus, if you have a newer, fresher bullet nib and a light hand there is nothing you can't achieve with a bullet nib that you can with a brush nib. :)
A couple months ago I started a little ProMarker journal as a way to keep track of different colour combos, techniques, pens I need and other fun colouring stuffs.
Any questions? Hit me. xo
P.S Your cardstock has a lot to do with how much you're gonna love your pens. Find a cardstock that works well for you and you'll have endless hours of fun.